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Author Topic:   Does Death Pose Challenge To Abiogenesis
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Message 190 of 191 (562409)
05-28-2010 1:12 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Cedre
10-28-2009 9:20 AM

First of all I'm not happy with your use of dead and alive matter as it implies that there is difference between matter that makes up living and non-living material. Could you please clarify what this difference is as I fail to see how an atom in a living organism differs from that in a dead organisms or non-living material. You are essentially a chemical machine that serves the puropse of ensuring the continued survival of the genetic information carried in your cells and therefore are no different to a virus.
Secondly you really need to look into the various reasons why living organisms die because essentially it boils down to either a lack of energy passing through their systems or the organism being subject to sufficient damage to be rendered non-functional (And this can be the result of many things ranging from lack of resources such as oxygen, physical damage, or even detrimental genes that become activated in later life which have yet to be weeded out of the genepool as we breed to early on in life for their to be a selective pressure to get rid of them).
Several things are known to affect the amount of time you life. Lifestyle and genetics for starters. Are you aware of the experiment carried out in mice where they were denied the oppurtunity to breed until later on in life (Going back to what I mentioned earler) and so natural selection favoured those individuals who lacked the genes which killed them in later life and remained reproductively active. They cumulative selective effect was that the average age of the mice sucessive generations was noticably increased.
Also a low-carb diet can increase your lifespan.
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